Reuters - US Online Video (June 14, 2014) Fossils belonging to a massive prehistoric elephant discovered in New Mexico by a group attending a bachelor party. Gavino Garay reports.
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Newsy (June 11, 2014) Metaspriggina, a 500-million-year-old fossil, is one of the earliest-known vertebrates and may be the first fossil showing the evolution of the jaw.
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AP (Aug. 1, 2014) A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard. The 16- to 17-million-year-old baleen whale fossil is one of about 20 baleen whale fossils known to exist. (Aug. 1)
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AFP (Mar. 1, 2016) Twenty scientists are working at one of the largest dinosaur fossil excavation sites, discovered seven years ago in Chilean Patagonia, where at least four different types of these animals would have ... watch video
AFP (Oct. 7, 2012) An 11-year-old boy from a nomadic family in Russia's north has stumbled upon a massive well-preserved woolly mammoth, in what scientists describe as the best such discovery since ... watch video
AFP (Aug. 11, 2016) Researchers use super-X-ray vision to peer beneath the surface of a portrait by impressionist Edgar Degas and gaze upon the model whose likeness he painted over nearly 140 years ago.
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Reuters (Oct. 19, 2012) Polish paleontologists have uncovered what they believe is the world's oldest turtle fossil in the southern city of Poreba. They've also found what they suspect is a separate turtle species, ... watch video
Sep. 29, 2016 Newly recovered fossils confirm that Drepanosaurus, a prehistoric cross between a chameleon and an anteater, was a small reptile with a fearsome finger. The second digit of its forelimb sported a ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Many people are concerned about conservation of the planet's cute and cuddlies. But in a world of global climate change, sometimes we must prioritize which species we can and ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 As scientists continue finding evidence for life in the ocean more than 3 billion years ago, those ancient fossils pose a paradox that raises questions about whether there ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Imagine a meter long worm with 12 stubby legs and matching sets of flaps running down the body. On the head is a large pair of spiny appendages used for grasping prey that ... read more
Sep. 23, 2016 The copper used to make Ötzi's axe blade did not come from the Alpine region as had previously been supposed, but from ore mined in southern Tuscany. Ötzi was probably not ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 In Cerro Colorado, located in the Ica Desert of Peru, sedimentary sequences dating back nine million years have been found to host the fossil skeletons of hundreds of marine vertebrates. In 2008, ... read more
Dec. 16, 2015 Our understanding of evolution can be enriched by adding fossil species to analyses of living animals, as shown by scientists. The research also highlights that different methods can be crucial in ... read more
Oct. 29, 2015 The extinctions of many giant mammals, like mammoths, at the end of the Ice Ages is a story that most people know about. The causes of these extinctions have long been debated in the scientific ... read more
June 4, 2014 The first intact skull of a Mediterranean worm lizard has been found in Spain, according to a new study. Only isolated fragments of fossil Mediterranean worm lizards have previously been found in ... read more